I was gonna argue the point, but you're absolutely right. I have to concede to my own argument. Just having the name "New Mutants" attached to a mainstream theatrical feature will elevate their "name value."
As for Strong Guy... , bring him on! There's ALWAYS room for: A) A big honkin' BAF ready bruiser, and B) A new Marvel Legends X-figure NOT based on Wolverine, Cyclops, or Deadpool. Just make sure he's in a wave with Forge, Quicksilver and Wolfsbane (I'm building X-Factor and am NOT a patient man).